October 25, 1999 |
The Software Council of Southern California will hand out its annual Southern California Software Industry awards Thursday at a 6 p.m. dinner at Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. Peerless Systems Chief Executive Edward Gavaldon will be recognized as CEO of the Year, and four other awards also will be presented. Hubert Joly, chief executive of CD-ROM maker Havas Interactive, will give a keynote presentation. Tickets are $100 for Software Council members and $150 for nonmembers.
October 20, 1998
Sage Software Inc., the Irvine accounting software maker, will absorb its Dallas-based sister company, Sage U.S. Inc. Sage Software was formerly known as State of the Art. In March, the company was acquired for $263 million by The Sage Group PLC, a British accounting software conglomerate that also owns the Dallas firm. The merger will expand the Irvine company's access to research and development staff as well as expand its local employee base.
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November 9, 1999 |
JeTech Data Systems in Camarillo, a supplier of Internet products for labor resource planning, was named Software Developer of the Year by the Software Council of Southern California. The area running from San Luis Obispo to San Diego is home to more software companies than anywhere else in the world, according to the council.
October 4, 1999 |
Edward Gavaldon, who turned a money-losing Peerless Systems into a successful printer technology company, won the Software Council of Southern California's CEO of the Year award for 1999. Less than a year after joining Peerless in January 1995, Gavaldon led the El Segundo firm to its first profitable quarter in five years by licensing its core imaging technology to printer manufacturers. He raised $30 million in an initial public offering in 1996, and last year the company made a $4.